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New Heritage Index from the RSA/HLF
Dear friends and colleagues

Just one thing to share this time from the RSA:

The Heritage Index is part of the RSA’s Heritage, Identity and Place project, in collaboration with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Index is the first in a series of resources that are designed to help people understand local heritage better, access relevant data, and develop a stronger role for heritage in place-making, ultimately helping a place help a place achieve its aspirations to grow and prosper, socially and economically.
By taking a broad view – covering over 100 indicators of both heritage assets and heritage activities – the Heritage Index offers a new look at heritage and produces a set of surprising results in many instances. Results are broken down into six different ‘domains’ of heritage. Some angles for analysis are explored in the pdf report attached, focusing on seven themes.
Note that results are adjusted on a per square mile and per person basis, allowing fair comparison between different parts of the UK. A ‘league table’ lists full ranked results for England, Scotland and Wales.
Last, but not least, to make the full sets of results easy to browse and understand, we have created a series of interactive maps.

No doubt this will create plenty of food for thought!


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